South Dakota Crime Statistics and Rates Report (SD)

South Dakota crime statistics indicate a total downward trend in crime based on data from 11 years when violent crime was increasing and property crime was decreasing.

Based on this report, the crime rate in South Dakota for 2014 is expected to be lower than in 2010 when the state violent crime rate was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 58.68% and the state property crime rate was lower than the national property crime rate average by 26.81%.

South Dakota Property Crime South Dakota Violent Crime
2010 Crime (Actual Data)Incidents
Aggravated Assault1,619
ArsonN/A
Burglary3,181
Forcible Rape390
Larceny and Theft11,106
Motor Vehicle Theft795
Murder and Manslaughter23
Robbery154
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)17,268
Property Crime15,082
Violent Crime2,186

State versus National Crime Comparison

South Dakota Property Crime vs. National Comparison South Dakota Violent Crime vs. National Comparison
Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.

South Dakota crime rates by city (Large cities)

Sioux Falls, SD Crime

South Dakota crime rates by city (Small cities)

Aberdeen, SD Crime Hot Springs, SD Crime Rapid City, SD Crime
Avon, SD Crime Hoven, SD Crime Rosholt, SD Crime
Belle Fourche, SD Crime Irene, SD Crime Scotland, SD Crime
Box Elder, SD Crime Jefferson, SD Crime Selby, SD Crime
Brandon, SD Crime Kadoka, SD Crime Sisseton, SD Crime
Brookings, SD Crime Kimball, SD Crime Spearfish, SD Crime
Burke, SD Crime Lead, SD Crime Springfield, SD Crime
Canton, SD Crime Lemmon, SD Crime Sturgis, SD Crime
Centerville, SD Crime Lennox, SD Crime Tea, SD Crime
Chamberlain, SD Crime Leola, SD Crime Tripp, SD Crime
Deadwood, SD Crime Madison, SD Crime Tyndall, SD Crime
Delmont, SD Crime Martin, SD Crime Vermillion, SD Crime
Eagle Butte, SD Crime McIntosh, SD Crime Viborg, SD Crime
Estelline, SD Crime Menno, SD Crime Wagner, SD Crime
Eureka, SD Crime Miller, SD Crime Watertown, SD Crime
Flandreau, SD Crime Mitchell, SD Crime Whitewood, SD Crime
Freeman, SD Crime Mobridge, SD Crime Wilmot, SD Crime
Gettysburg, SD Crime North Sioux City, SD Crime Winner, SD Crime
Hermosa, SD Crime Pierre, SD Crime
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